please Viewing of the 1945 motion picture, “Mildred Pierce,” starring Joan Crawford.
Write a brief essay (approximately 250 words) in response to the following question:
In movies, novels, and other forms of U.S. popular culture before the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, women in business typically were characterized as finding success and fulfillment as wives and mothers much more than as entrepreneurs or managers. They were, in short, expected to remain within their “separate sphere” of domestic homemaker and nurturer. Business not only was supposed to come after personal relationships, business could be a great obstacle to fulfillment through personal relationships.
In ways does the lead character in “Mildred Pierce” conform to this typical narrative? In what ways does her character deviate from it?